Bookshelves designed for impact

What happens if children never see themselves in books? What happens if children only see themselves in books?

Together with Dr. Ann M. Neely, our children’s literature expert, we’ve shaped our digital library for maximum impact, representation and exposure.

Our book selection represents publishers from North America, Sweden, and the UK, and include illustrated picture books, non-fiction and factual books, fairytales and folklore, and culturally-relevant and diverse stories.

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Themes & Topics

Our extensive library is regularly updated and expanded. While we try to provide books which cover a wide range of topics and stories, we always welcome suggestions from teachers for new topics and titles. Here are just a few examples of topics to expect in Polylino:

  • Family/Friends
  • Growing Up
  • Emotions
  • Animals/Nature
  • Countries/Cultures
  • Planets/Space
  • Transportation
  • Occupations
  • Holidays/Events
  • Environment/World Facts
  • Fairy Tales/Folktales
  • Numbers/ABCs
  • Special Themes and Major Life Events - illness/loss, family separation/divorce, aging, equality, moving, disabilities, and more.

Acclaimed and award-winning authors and illustrators

Polylino includes books by internationally acclaimed and award-winning authors and illustrators including Hassan Manasrah, a 2020 Hans Christian Anderson Award Nominee, Etisalat Award winner for Best Book of the year.

There are also much-loved favorites by authors, poets and illustrators like Lisa Cline-Ransome, Maya Abu-Alhayyat, Nancy Churnin, Margaret Read MacDonald, Roberto Aliaga, Muon Van, Marta Sanmamed and others.

Just some of the love our books have received:

Coretta Scott King Honor Book; Christopher Award-Winning Picture Book; Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, Original Art Award; Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books; School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Publisher’s Weekly; Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award; IPPY Awards; Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards; Gelett Burgress Award; International Latino Book Awards; Etisalat Award; Muhammad Kahil Prize Nominee; Christian Anderson Award Nominee; NAPPA Honor Book, Young People’s Poet Laureate 2019-2021 Shortlist; Oddest Books of 2018, Betsy Bird/School Library Journal; The Children’s Book Review, and Reader’s Digest; International Youth Library’s White Ravens List.


Our Publishers

We have a growing list of publishers and signed authors that offer their books with Polylino. Here are a few notable publishers that we are collaborating with:

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